If you hire temporary workers for the holiday season (full- or part-time), be sure to complete background checks as if they were applying for permanent positions. After all, even someone working three hours a day can cause irreparable damage to your business through theft, drug sales, workplace violence, harassment, etc. Certainly, you deserve to know if even a part-time worker with limited hours poses a threat to your business.
The electricity utility industry is undergoing massive changes. Our energy grid has been around for a long time, and it shows. The need for smart grids is becoming increasingly necessary worldwide, and many utility providers are focusing on activities that promote cleaner energy, smarter storage, and cost-effectiveness. This article by TechRepublic includes 10 important facts about the future of standardized clean energy technology.
Commercial drivers are not the only professionals who should need a valid and safe driving record to work for you. After all, think of those employees who drive business or personal cars for sales calls, errands, and meetings on your behalf. It’s imperative to make sure they meet your driving requirements or risk losing your insurance coverage.
“Five years ago, estimates suggested there was only a 25-year supply of natural gas remaining. However, with the discovery of natural gas production from shale rock, the estimate is now at over 100 years supply of natural gas.” MSU graduate Jeff Cook, president of Southwestern Oil Company of Greenville, Mich.
At our offices we often look at each other in amazement when we see some of the job applications and resumes forwarded to us so we can conduct background checks. We see outright lies about previous employment and education. We see people who admit to a criminal record, but only give partial details.
Whether you own or lease your building, you typically need lighting, heating, air conditioning, power for office equipment, and other services to stay in business. This guide “Tips for Energy Efficiency” by the U.S. Small Business Adminstration will help you to maximize energy efficiency, which will save you money while helping the environment.
The good old days of hiring only people you know are long gone. These days it would be rare for a business with a significant number of employees to have a workforce comprised only of friends and relatives.
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A recent data breach scare at eBay is just the latest in a series of hacking incidents that are reaching epidemic proportions. Aren't you glad they don’t affect you? They can. Just because your data security is intact doesn’t mean you won't be on the receiving end of potential card fraud involving data stolen from another merchant. Stolen data could end up in a potentially fraudulent card transaction in your store. Are you ready to spot it?
Every day you read or hear another story about ID theft. You also see and hear all the commercials for services that claim they will protect you. Regardless of what you believe and/or purchase, you cannot protect yourself 100%. When it comes to the employment process, you can learn if an applicant may be involved in some type of ID theft issue.